by: Sam (The HORROR Man)
Hollywood has some pretty scary secrets.
Here are a few choice spots to check out while you’re in the City Of Angels.
Hollywood – Mann’s Chinese Theater – The Ghost of actor Victor Killian, roams the sidewalk here, looking for the man who murdered him. According to Police reports, Killian met a man at a nearby bar in 1982. After a few drinks, Killian invited the man back up to his apartment. Killian’s bludgeoned corpse was discovered the next morning. The killer has never been found.
Hollywood – Radisson Hotel - reportedly James Dean has been seen there as well as Marilyn Monroe.
Los Angeles – Los Angeles Pet Cemetery - This is where many Hollywood stars bury their pets. The Little Rascal’s dog Petey, Hopalong Cassidy’s Horse and Mary Pickford’s dog are all interred here. However, the dead animal that does the most haunting here is Kabar, a Great Dane that belonged to Rudolf Valentino. The dog died in 1929 but it’s playful phantom is still reported panting or licking people that wander near it’s grave.
Hollywood - The Comedy Store – Was once a famous nightclub and restaurant in the 30′s/40′s and the basement is said to be haunted with an evil entity.
Hollywood – Roosevelt Hotel – A stop at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a must, as at least two famous, and several not so famous ghosts reside there. The hotel’s most famous haunting concerns a mirror which sits outside the elevators on the hotel’s lower level. Hundreds of tourists pass the full length mirror each day without knowing its strange history. The mirror originally was part of the furnishings in a room which was frequently used by Marilyn Monroe. Several people have reported seeing the tragic actress’ image reflected in the glass of this particular mirror. Upon turning around, of course, no one was there.
Hollywood – Laurel Canyon – There have been numerous reports over the years regarding an intersection on Laurel Canyon. This is a canyon road transiting from Hollywood, CA and the San Fernando Valley. According to the reports, on several occasions at the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Lookout Mountain Dr. almost on the exact moment of midnight people have witnessed an old carriage pulled by white horses that seems to dart out onto the canyon road from Lookout Mountain as though the horses are at a full speed gallop. The carriage dissappears into the same nothingness from whence it came leaving even car accidents in its wake. Just down the road from this intersection lies the burned out ruins of what was Houdini’s mansion. This entire area is frought with stories of hauntings and ghosts. It is a beautiful canyon drive with shade trees drooping over the road almost the entire way and it is filled with old mansions from Hollywood’s early days. The old home of Tom Mix is there too.
There ya go kiddies, now go bust some ghosts.